Waitrose customer assistant Alex Bonsu has been awarded the BEM (British Empire Medal) in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for his efforts helping more than 100 vulnerable or isolated customers during lockdown.

Alex, from Iver Heath, set up a system which involved collecting orders by email and telephone. These orders were then personally shopped for on the customers' behalf at the Beaconsfield store before being delivered to them the same day.

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The 49-year-old used his own network with The Christian Eye Foundation to inspire and coordinate volunteers to arrange deliveries to these customers - more than 100 of whom benefitted.

Alex lives in Iver Heath with his wife and three children.

Talking about his award he said: "It's really amazing and something that I never thought would happen. Through being a delivery driver during the pandemic I feel that I have been able to support my local community more than ever before. Both myself and my family are so happy that I have been awarded a place on the list and I can't wait to share the news with the other partners in the shop."